Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #84

december 2018 Editorial Over the years, numerous friends and members of the Trust have been generous with donations of artifacts that they considered significant to Tantramar history. In this issue, read about a chance discovery in the nearby state of Maine which resulted in a significant donation to the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre. Al Smith relates… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #83

november 2018 Editorial Dear friends, We do remember them. Join me on two trips of military remembrances, each one in a different World War! Colin MacKinnon remembers Private Lloyd Estabrooks from Middle Sackville who signed up to fight in WWI. Follow Lloyd’s ambitions to join the war effort and how the times stepped in to… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #82

OCTOBER 2018 Editorial Dear friends, When I first came to Sackville as a Mount Allison freshman on 10 September, 1969 (obviously a happy day never to be forgotten!), the fork in the road at Salem/ East Main (as we knew it at that time) was a centre of activity. Naturally, Mount Allison was a busy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #81

may 2018 Editorial Dear friends, Diaries are personal keepsakes that provide first-hand accounts of events which, over time, become important historic treasures. They are the gold that history-prospectors seek. One of today’s prospectors is Charlie Scobie who was handed some of these treasures by David Fullerton whose late mother Marcie (maiden name Morice) had collected… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #80

april 2018 Editorial Dear friends, The following article describes an exciting journey into the process of preserving an historic treasure: the Campbell Carriage Factory in Sackville, NB. I hope that, upon reading this newsletter, you will all appreciate the process, time and effort that were required to save, document, and establish this museum of national… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #79

january 2018 Editorial Dear friends, This special newsletter consists primarily of requests for your assistance. The working of the Trust is largely based on the efforts of a board of directors and numerous committees. Many of us have been on these committees since their creation. We could use some new blood! And I must be… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #78

November 2017 Editorial Dear friends, Once again, our friend and colleague Colin MacKinnon enlarges our knowledge of the Tantramar. He informs us that in the 18th century, when not fighting wars or insurrections, soldiers sometimes got bored. And as for many of us today, competitive games served to help alleviate the boredom and enliven daily… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #77

november 2017 Editorial Dear friends, Back in the early 1970s, I took a course at Mount Allison University’s Biology Department entitled (if I remember correctly) “Land-use Ecology” taught by Dr. Hinrich Harries. On one of the September field trips to the “Tantramar Marsh” (the area we all know as the “High Marsh Road”), Dr. Harries… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #76

APRIL 2017 Editorial Dear friends, We have quite a variety of stories for you in this issue although there is a common thread to all: Farewell. We say farewell to debt, to Bill Bowser who fought and died for our freedom at Vimy Ridge, to Colin MacKinnon’s great-grandmother Mary Jane (Goodwin) Read who lost her… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #75

JANUARY 2017 Editorial Dear friends, I first came to Sackville in September 1969 from the gently rolling hills of northwestern New Brunswick (Edmundston) to the flat marshlands of Sackville with its striking (it certainly was to me!) collection of numerous (at that time) and distinctive grey covered bridges and marsh barns. Up to this very… Continue reading…